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Throston Primary School

A Flying Start to Success


The school underwent a full Ofsted Inspection in March 2012 and was classified as a Good school. A full copy of the report may be obtained by clicking on the file below. The school also underwent an Early Years survey inspection in September 2010 and June 2011; the outcome was Outstanding. The school was featured on the Ofsted Good Practice website.


Here are some of the comments that Ofsted had to say about our school:

  • ‘pupils, parents, carers and staff are overwhelmingly positive about all the school has to offer’
  • ‘constantly improving’
  • ‘children receive a good start to their education in the Early Years Foundation Stage’
  • ‘staff know the children exceptionally well’
  • ‘pupils make good progress in Key Stages 1 and 2’
  • ‘pupils’ attitudes to work are excellent’
  • ‘overall attainment is above average’
  • ‘excellent relationships between the teaching staff and pupils’
  • ‘teachers effectively praise and support pupils’
  • ‘pupils say they feel very safe in school’
  • ‘the drive, ambition and passion of the governing body and staff to make this school the best are evident in everything that they do’
  • ‘pupils say that they enjoy their lessons because they learn lots of new things’
  • ‘pupils are enthusiastic, motivated to learn, cooperate extremely well and want to do their best’
  • ‘pupils listen attentively and follow instructions carefully’
  • ‘pupils who are disabled and those who have special educational needs are effectively supported’
  • ‘pupils say that learning is fun’
  • ‘children in the Early Years Foundation Stage progress well’
  • ‘a calm and purposeful atmosphere pervades all areas of the school’
  • ‘behaviour in lessons and around the school is good and often outstanding’
  • ‘bullying in any form is rare and that when it does occur staff deal with it quickly and effectively’
  • ‘environment that nurtures and celebrates success’
  • ‘pupils’ attendance is now well above average’
  • ‘leaders and managers at all levels demonstrate the ambition, determination and expertise to improve the school’
  • ‘good improvement since the last inspection’
  • ‘relationships with parents, carers and the community are exceptionally positive’